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Curbside Recycling Returns, And Skyrocketing World Series Ticket Prices: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The Week’s News

Posted on · From the return of curbside recycling after Harvey, to the sky-rocketing price for World Series tickets, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.

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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Posted on · Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

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Houston Matters Weekend: October 15, 2016

Posted on · Almost like a drumbeat, Houstonians know – and love to repeat – the notion that we are the “most diverse city in America.” And Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, says that’s correct. And that might be enough to give Houstonians with civic pride a case of the diversity […]

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How Effective Are Tobacco Policies in Improving Public Health?

Posted on · Smoking bans and cigarette taxes – they’re part of many policies aimed not only at curbing smoking but also reducing associated health conditions like heart attacks and strokes. But are they working? A recent report examines the impact of two tobacco policies aimed at reducing hospitalizations. We talk with the co-author of that report, Vivian […]

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Technology Outlook, Smoking Policies and Britta Phillips: Wednesday’s Show (October 12, 2016)

Posted on · What are the most probable technological changes that’ll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report that […]

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Is Houston Really a Better Place for Cancer Treatment?

Posted on · Part of the narrative of Greater Houston is that it’s a good place to be if you should have to contend with cancer. We not only have the Texas Medical Center here, but we’re the home of MD Anderson Cancer Center. So, clearly, if you’re going to have to have cancer in Texas, this is […]